NewsBlaze search box Daily News header

UN-Sponsored Meeting Opens in Kenya in The Absence of Somali Government

By   get stories by email

In the absence of Somalia's transitional federal government, the UNPOS-sponsored consultative meeting on Somalia kicked off in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Tuesday morning.

A diplomat at the Somali embassy in Kenya Abdi Satar Hassan Ali who talked to reporters on Tuesday said that the meeting was opened in Nairobi at about 10:00AM local time in the absence of the Somali government although the speaker Sharif Hassan Sheik Aden was there.

"Only the Somali parliamentary speaker and delegates from Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama'a, Puntland and the Galmudug state are present at the meeting along with diplomats from Italy, Egypt and other western countries" Hassan told the media accusing the UN special envoy for Somalia of acting against the will of Somali people.

He said that AU and IGAD are not taking part in the consultative meeting which he termed as a "conspiracy" against Somalia. "IGAD and AU are the only two organizations which fully support the Somali government and that is why they are not participating in the anti-Somalia meeting" the Somali diplomat told the media.

The UN special representative for Somalia Augustine Mahiga who addressed at the opening of the meeting urged the moderate Ahlu sunna Wal Jama'a to end their differences saying that he will work to help them form a single Ahlu Sunna administration.

"We know that Ahlu Sunna has many different regional leaders and we want to help them have a single broad-based administration" the UN representative told the meeting.

Somali government, civil society groups, independent political parts and Somali clan elders had previously denounced the meeting which is due to conclude on Wednesday.

Meanwhile thousands of Somalis have taken to the streets in Mogadishu in protest against the UN-sponsored consultative meeting accusing the UN envoy for Somalia of lobbying for the destruction of the current world-backed government in Somalia.

Shafi'i Mohyaddin Abokar is the NewsBlaze Somalia reporter. Contact him through NewsBlaze.

  Please click this get stories by email button to be notified about future stories, and please leave a comment below.

  Please leave a comment here     If it does not display within 10 seconds, please refresh the page

Related Top Stories News

Peter Cushing starred in several films as a monster that could not die. Now, Cushing himself will be reanimated in a new film.
This kind of strained relations between two countries are not something new. In fact, President Maduro closed part of the border last week after unidentified assailants attacked a Venezuelan anti-smuggling patrol that injured three soldiers and a ci
The Egyptian court asserted the journalists were guilty of collaborating and helping the terrorist organization known as the Muslim Brotherhood.
The delightful Sci-Fi Comedy 'Visitor From Planet Omicron,' starring Golden Globe Winner Sally Kirkland, and featuring Moira Cue, now world wide on DVD and VOD.
Having read so many of their briefs I can predict one of the things NRA lawyers will say in their challenge to the City of Los Angeles magazine ban.
Vital Records will release renowned Italian Artist/Producer/Songwriter Micheal Castaldo's digi single, 'Everything Happens for a Reason' Remixed and Remastered. This offering, produced by Micheal Castaldo's production company Majestic Castle Music,

 

NewsBlaze Writers Of The Month


Popular Stories This Month

newsletter logo

NewsBlaze
Copyright © 2004-2015 NewsBlaze Pty. Ltd.
Use of this website is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy  | DMCA Notice               Press Room   |    Visit NewsBlaze Mobile Site